When you’re a celebrity, it means that everything you do is immediately put under a spotlight. Of course, we’re all only human, no matter how much money we make or how famous we are. It can be easy to put your favorite actor or singer up on a pedestal, making it incredibly disappointing when you eventually find out that they aren’t the flawless being you once thought they were.
Being a celebrity means you are under constant scrutiny from the press, and even the tiniest slipup can negatively impact your career for years, or even for the rest of your life. Even though life as a celebrity means you are almost guaranteed a life of fame and wealth, you are also under constant pressure.
Unfortunately, with journalists and paparazzi constantly poking around celebrities’ personal lives, it often isn’t hard for a dedicated person to discover some mistake that a celebrity has made. Run-ins with the law, drug use, and even bad hair days are all enough to make the cover of magazines.
Relationships, however, are among the most sought-after kinds of information when it comes to celebrity news. Fans love to know who is dating who at all times. Of course, nothing makes headlines faster than a big scandal, something that celebrities seem to fall into quite often.
Cheating on your partner is widely considered to be one of the worst things you can do to a person, and yet, it happens very frequently. Relationships and even lives can be ruined by an affair, and the stakes are even higher when it comes to celebrities.
After one partner is caught cheating, both partners in the relationship need privacy and time to sort through their problems and decide whether they should stay together or break up. Celebrities, however, have no such luxury. They are forced to come to terms with their mistakes under the watchful public eye, usually at the cost of their careers. Fans hungrily await more drama, often forgetting that these are real human beings who are facing painful consequences for their choices.
In today’s video, we’re going to look at ten celebrities whose careers took a massive hit due to their affairs. While it’s never a good idea to cheat on your partner, it’s even worse when your girlfriend is pregnant! Make sure you stick around to find out which celebrity cheated on his girlfriend at the worst possible time.
Jude Law is a fantastic English actor known for his impressive performances in films such as A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Closer, and The Holiday. He has been nominated for two Tony Awards, as well as two Academy Awards. However, this actor’s success was considerably dimmed by the news of a scandalous affair.
While Jude Law was dating the beautiful and talented actress Sienna Miller, Jude Law apparently felt that his romance simply wasn’t enough. He became engaged in a passionate affair with the nanny of his children, much to the dismay of poor Sienna Miller. By the time the public found out, Jude Law was humiliated, and expressed in an interview that he felt “deeply ashamed and upset.” However, an apology wasn’t enough for Sienna Miller, who knew it was time to leave. Losing his partner wasn’t the only hit Jude Law took, however. His acting career suffered deeply, and it wasn’t until many years later that he was able to regain his spot as an A-list celebrity actor.
Rupert Sanders is a British director who was extremely lucky when he was chosen by Universal Pictures to take over the film Snow White and the Huntsman. It was supposed to be his debut as a director, but a bad decision ripped away all of his glory. Kristen Stewart, who got her start acting as Bella Swan in the hit movie series Twilight, was chosen to play the star of the film, Snow White. However, even though she was dating Robert Pattinson at the time, she and Rupert Sanders seemingly fell for one another.
Rupert Sanders was married at the time, but the moment it got out that he and Kristen Stewart were involved, his wife of ten years decided she had had enough. Both he and Kristen Stewart apologized profusely for their transgressions. Both of their careers took a hit, although they are each making comebacks of their own after a few years of hiatus.
After Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon co-starred in the 1999 romantic drama Cruel Intentions, the two became romantically involved in a relationship followed by millions of fans. Together they had two children and a seemingly impenetrable relationship. However, all of that changed when Ryan Phillippe was accused of cheating on his wonderful wife. While neither celebrity officially came forward about the affair, it didn’t take fans long to connect the dots after their divorce. The breakup was met with much negative press, which took a toll on Ryan Phillippe’s career, much to his dismay.
LeAnn Rimes is a talented country singer and songwriter who was launched to stardom at the tender age of 13. Fans followed her career with much interest, but they seemed to be even more preoccupied with her romantic life later on. She married dancer Dean Sheremet, but it didn’t last long. She met actor Eddie Cibrian, who was at the time married to another actor, Brandi Glanville. Even though both Eddie Cibrian and LeAnne Rimes had pledged themselves to their spouses, it seems they just couldn’t help themselves. They became engaged in a passionate affair, which ended both of their marriages. Seemingly unashamed by their behavior, the two ended up marrying one another, which led to a lot of bad press for both partners. As a result, LeAnne’s latest albums were not nearly as successful as her personal work.
It’s bad enough to cheat on your boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse. However, Billy Crudup set the bar even lower when he cheated on his girlfriend who was seven months pregnant with his child! He had been dating Mary-Louise partner for eight years, but in 2003, he cheated on her with his co-star Claire Danes from the film Stage Beauty.
Both Claire Danes and Billy Crudup’s careers took a huge hit. Thankfully, Claire Danes was lucky enough to bounce back after nearly a decade of hard work. Billy Crudup, however, was not granted the same luck, and his career fizzled out. Still, while his affair did cost him his career, the aftermath of Billy Crudup’s bad choices weren’t nearly as bad as another actor, Jesse James. Stay tuned until the very end to hear the tragic consequences of Jesse James’ affair! And if you’re enjoying the video so far, please take a moment to like this video and subscribe to our channel!
While Jude Law’s choice to cheat on his lovely partner with his nanny seemed like an unusual choice, he wasn’t the only one. English musician Gavin Rossdale was making headlines with his grunge rock band Bush. After his marriage to Gwen Stefani, he earned even more publicity. However, all of that press was about to turn sour. The couple’s son discovered some inappropriate texts between his father and his nanny, which he immediately showed to his shocked mother. Even after his attempts to bounce back on the UK edition of the popular show The Voice, it seems Gavin Rossdale’s attempt to reach more fame will always be foiled by his past actions.
Tiger Woods’ affair is perhaps one of the most famous of the century, second only to President Bill Clinton. Not many professional golfers are launched to fame, but Tiger Woods was a rare exception. However, in 2009, his reputation would become far more infamous. In 2004, he married Swedish model Elin Nordegren. Soon after she gave birth to Woods’ second child, their relationship was upheaved by shocking allegations. It took years for Tiger Woods to regain his fame, but in 2013, fans were once again dismayed to find he had cheated on his new girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn. That hasn’t stopped Tiger Woods from attempting to reclaim his public image, but it seems that his transgressions have piled too high.
Meg Ryan was an A-list celebrity, starring in films like City of Angels, When Harry Met Sally, and You’ve Got Mail. However, her sweet reputation was forever tarnished after she cheated on her husband, Dennis Quaid, with co-star Russell Crowe. Her career took a dive bomb after her film with Russell Crowe was released. It seems she may never relive the glory days of her acting career in the 90s.
While most celebrities engaged in affairs were tremendously negatively affected as a result of their actions, few took the hit as Jesse James. While a successful man in his own right, most of his fame was owed to his marriage to the talented actress Sandra Bullock. However, after she won an Oscar for best actress in her 2010 film The Blind Side, rumors of Jesse James’ infidelity exploded in the press. Before long, Sandra Bullock filed for divorce, and Jesse James fell into depression and addiction. He checked himself into a rehabilitation facility, and while he claims to be sober now, his career will never be the same.
Sadly, the poor decisions of celebrities often have a terrible impact on their careers. Were you more surprised by the celebrities who were able to rebuild their reputation years later, or by the celebrities who fizzled out of fame? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to subscribe to Facts Verse for more!